Beacon Lodge gave 2lb and a beating of over two lengths to Bubbly Bellini over the course and distance in October but hasn't found his form so far this season. He was over 10 lengths behind SUN ON THE RUN at Cork earlier this month when subsequent winner Srucahan finished second so the form looks strong and Jim Bolger's progressive charge should complete the double. Canary Row was a further length behind and had also finished well beaten in that event here won by Beacon Lodge so looks held. Rock Critic scored over the track and trip on his only visit but looked to be heading for a career over hurdles last summer and Galway is probably a target. The lightly-raced Akira finished runner-up in a Cork Listed event in August but hasn't come near that form in two subsequent runs in Group 3 company.
Beacon Lodge (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Broke well and settled back towards rear, 8th halfway, progress early straight, ridden in 5th 1 1/2f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Sun On The Run (9-5) at Cork 7f hcp hvy.
Bubbly Bellini (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, still last and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sruthan (9-10) at Curragh 7f Grp 3 (1).
Sun On The Run (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Broke well and tracked leader in 3rd, ridden and progress to dispute 1 1/2f out, under pressure and led over 100 yards out, kept on well, won at Cork 7f hcp hvy beating Srucahan (8-13) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Canary Row (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden early straight and no extra in 6th over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 11l behind Sun On The Run (9-5) at Cork 7f hcp hvy.
Rock Critic (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Soon led, strongly pressed and headed 2f out, no extra from 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Wannabe Better (8-12) at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Akira (IRE) 40-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 22l behind Vote Often (8-9) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) in Mar.